It seems as though Saj Alhaddad has DJ Khaled pumping on repeat during his warm-ups because this season, all he does is win. Alhaddad upped his winning streak to four last night in Lynchburg, Virginia crossing the finish line in 52.58, nearly a full second ahead of Drew Pranka of Washington and Lee University.
The nearly 30 degree weather was a welcomed improvement Wednesday night after Alhaddad won Saturday in near freezing temperature while snow was falling from the sky. However, even at the University of Buffalo Invitational, the 25 year old’s victory was even more dominating, winning by nearly three seconds over the Buffalo runner.
Also on the weekend, Caroline Poirier upped her lifetime best in the pole vault to win the St. Lawrence University Twilight with a clearance of 3.65m. Despite the cold and raining temperatures outside, Poirier and teammate Claudine Nafaa got some reprieve from the elements by jumping in the indoor fieldhouse. Nafaa was third with a best clearance of 3.05m.
Outside, Jodd Nelson was able to successfully battle the elements and the competition to win the men’s 100m in a time of 10.89 seconds. He would later follow that up with a third place finish in the 200m.
Further south in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Farah Jacques continued to show improvement in the hurdles placing eighth in a time of 13.66 seconds. The performance moves the 2016 Olympic relay finalist into seventh on the all-time list. Jacques also posted a seasonal best performance of 23.74 seconds in the 200m.